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some conservatives and president obama over his description of vladimir putin. but is the president really wrong to call putin out? karl rove will answer that question. how i live, man. doing my thing. you know this is the way i want to live and i don't see anything changing. >> bill: that man wants to live on food stamps which he is getting even though he refuses to work. a fox news investigation that sem bare wassing the federal government. >> serious. awesome. >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. huh i'm bill o'reilly. the thanks bore watching tonight. the issue dividing americans the subject of talking points memo. whether it's obama care, food stamp explosion, punishment of convicts or a myriad of other social issues, the big catch among americans is between those like me who believe in personal responsibility and self-reliance and those who will not make judgments on behavior and want the federal government to provide support and solace to those who cannot or will not compete in the american marketplace or obey the law. let's
as we are a day closer to a potential show down with syria. a few hours ago, president obama sat down for an interview with pbs news hour and said he has not made a decision on syria. let's watch. >> again, i have not made a decision. i think it is important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons then the assad regime which is involved in a civil uh war, trying to protect itself, will have received a pretty strong signal that, in fact, it better not do it again. and that doesn't solve all the problems inside of syria. you know, it obviously doesn't end the death of innocent sieve yan -- civilians inside syria. we hope political transition can take place. we are prepared to work with anybody -- the russians and others -- to try to bring the parties together to resolve the conflict. but we want the assad regime to understand that by using chemical weapons on a large scale against their own people, against women, against infants, against children, that you are not only breaking international norms and standards of decency, but you are cre
is beginning to take shape around, yes, of course, the repeal of obama care. and last night at a heritage foundation defund obama care event in texas, senator ted cruz tried to rally conservatives. >> what happens next is president obama and harry reid are going to scream and yell those mean, nasty republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government. what has to happen after that is we've got to do something that conservatives haven't done in a long time. we've got to stand up and win the argument. why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever, ever give up his principals so republicans have to give up theirs. if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink! >> by the way, cruz was heckled at that event by people saying they wanted health care as well, but there were more supporters, as he said, than there were hecklers. earlier, though, former u.s. senator jim demint and president of the heritage foundation sa
0's >> i'vi'm riche lle carey. >> president obama is considering limited military strikes against syria in response to new intelligence of weapons attack. assad remains defiant. rich, >> the u.n. inspectors just arrived in the netherlands to analyze the samples they've collected from syria. the world is waiting to see how the u.s. and its allies will respond to last week's chemical attacks. here are the latest headlines we are watching. senior u.s. officials will hold conference calls with senators this afternoon. return vladimirussian presidentn calls the accusations nonsense. it seems that the response is a military response. if that is the case what have you learned about the military capability of the u.s.? >> reporter: as you mentioned there are u.s. warships, there are six, a half dozen. five of them are guided missiles destroyers and armed with tomahawk missiles. there is now a marine troop carrier with hundreds of marines in the areas a support role. the president emphasized there would be no boots on the ground in the event of any attack. the marines troop carrier is ther
increases even before there was such a thing as obama care. if you look at the specific fees cited by u.p.s. as a reason for dropping them they are a pittance compared to what the rise in health care has been. it raises the question to me just because the possibility, because they are saying it's because obama care, maybe it's an opportunity for the company to save some money and pin it on something controversial. >> we should consider that this sort of thing should have been anticipated and very easy to blame the companies but in fact the policy may be flawed. a lot of companies, large franchise companies saying that their franchisees will most likely once obama care kicks in reduce flows fewer hours because of the health care costs. you would think when they were planning -- when they were planning for this they would have anticipated these sorts of things. there's this poll in july that the "wall street journal" did, the commission showed 47% of the american people is against obama care at this point. support for obama care is down to 34%. then these stories come out. you get the sen
again when it comes to delayy obama care is being the employe mandate and now the president has personally intervened to allow the government to continue helping members of congress and their staff when it comes to paying their premiums. members of congress were furious they would soon be forced to pay thousands of dollars -- >> hold on. members of congress, harold, were furious that they were going to be held to this same law that they passed, right? >> odd. >> it is odd. >> they got so angry. >> a lot of odd things. >> the president goes up to see the democrats this week. what is the first thing they're yelling at him about? >> what about my premiums? >> you mean we're going to have to live by the laws that we passed on the american people? >> we're going to have to worry about the same things our constituents are forced to worry about, please? >> they take their vacations -- >> five weeks. >> usually when things are just like happening they leave. they would soon be forced to pay thousands of dollars in additional costs through obama care's insurance marketplace. some warned
and consulates closed bit obama administration a little earlier this month, you remember, because of a terrorist threat. it will only provide limited services since most of the employees were ordered to leave the country. that was weeks ago. britain and germany are reopening their embassies in yemen as well. >>> security forces in pakistan using 100 tons of metric bombmaking materials. terrorists taken into custody in the town of quetta. they found 80 tons ready to explode. >>> we're hear from david miranda and this happened after the detention on sunday flying from berlin carrying materials bound for a filmmaker. he tells anderson cooper that authorities took his laptop, phone and questioned him for hours leaving him afraid of what might happen. >> they changed agents. playing good cop/bad cop, all of them was telling me if i did not cooperate, i was going to jail. they did that for eight hours straight. they didn't let me get my lawyer. >> they're trying to interview him in the interview process and intimidate journalists and trying to get out out of the our job. >> british officials are defen
wednesday morning. right now on "first look," president obama's first comments on the seriousness of the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> the president also talks about lunch with hillary, russia's putin and a classic romance comedy. bush 43's emergency heart surgery and how he hopes to resume a normal schedule as early as tomorrow. >>> plus, these cute seals are attracting fierce creatures off cape cod. a big rig crash caught on tape and look at this sight, a massive fire in east africa's busiest airport in kenya. good morning. for the first time president obama is publicly speaking about the on going global terror threat. during a stop at the tonight show with jay leno, mr. obama called the safety concerns significant and this morning many u.s. embassies and kons lats remain closed as we learn more about the threat. tracie potts is live now in washington with the latest. tracy, good morning. >> good morning. there is height ened concern about that threat because today is the 15th anniversary of our dead will he bombings in
of campaign-style features that president obama has been making across the country. selling his economic plan and calling republicans in congress the obstacles to true progress. >> now, unfortunately for the last year or so, we've had an endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals that shift focus away from what do we need to do to shore up middle class families and create ladders of opportunity for folks to get in the middle class? and as washington heads towards another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. and that's why i'm traveling around, laying out my ideas for how we have to build the cornerstone of what it means to be middle class. a good job with good wages, a home to call your own, a good education, affordable health care that's there for you when you get sick. a secure retirement even if you're not rich. >> well, a new fox news poll finds the president's message may be falling on deaf ears. an overwhelming majority of voters 71% believe the new speeches are full of old ideas. we have team fox coverage. doug mcelway has more on the jobless nu
obesity front. give some credit to first lady michelle obama. pardon me. oh, my god, i don't think i've ever done that on television before but for the first time ever -- not ever but in a long time, the numbers on child obesity are coming down. michelle obama's efforts are paying off. i'll promise to try not to sneeze again right here on current tv. conversation started weekdays at 9 eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. the troops love me. tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. (vo) sharp tongue. >>excuse me? (vo) quick wit. >> and yes, president obama does smell like cookies and freedom. (vo) and above all, opinion and attitude. >> really?! this is the kind of stuff they say about something they just pulled freshly from their [bleep]. >> you know what those people are like. >> what could possibly go wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is
. back here at home president obama is preparing for a busy week ahead as he embarks on the next phase of the economic push for the middle class. chris w-a good sunday to you, let's talk about the president's plans this week. what does he have on the agenda? >> reporter: good afternoon. he heads home this evening. among the topics of discussion will undoubtedly will be egypt. on tuesday things get light at the white house. president obama inactivities the 1972 miami dolphins who had a perfect season by the way that year to the white house. they were never recognized back in '73 when they actually won the super bowl at that point in time. former president richard nixon was immersed in the watergate scandal. at the end of the week president obama shifts his focus back to domestic policy, the economy. we'll hit the road for a two day bus tour. he'll head to buffalo, syracuse, binghampton, scranton where he'll be joined by vice president biden. he'll talk about college affordability. this is part of his broader goal of teeing up the fall budget battles with republicans. he already made sev
department official telling fox news not a matter of but when the obama administration leaving no doubt that american armed forces can easily hit targets inside syria. military officials telling fox that planned operations may include the use of cruise missiles or possibly even stealth bombers. over the next couple of hours we'll have extensive coverage and analysis about thetial american intervention in this crisis and moments from now, we'll go live to the middle east for a report. but first, right now, brand new stories and arizona inmate taking the witness stand in the trial of a fellow prisoner. >> accuse of brutal murder of a oklahoma couple. how credible is a prisoner as a witness? should prosecutors depend on inmates to prove their case? >>> plus the ongoing protests in wisconsin's capitol turning violent when police tackle and restrain a demonstrator. the question is, did they go too far? >>> reality star kate gosselin reportedly suing her ex-husband what he did to get dirt on her for a tell-all book. it is all "happening now." you're intrigued i see. >> sounds juicy to me. art
to attack obama care because they want to hurt america. >>> a freshman, watch this, sinking an amazing half-court shot. that's only half the story. the other half of the story may be better. we'll tell you what his future will look like at that school. "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> good sunday morning, everyone. welcome in to "fox & friends," tucker carlson anna kooiman, clayton morris. >> good morning. >> we want to congratulate a new sports network. >> fox 1. >> find that on the cable dial. congratulations to them. they are kicking off. we wish them well. next year there will be fox sports 2. they will be two years old. >> i see. he'll be here all week, all morning for the next four hours nim. we have a fox news alert to get to. egypt braces for another day of bloody protest after security forces storm a mosque in cairo. protesters and armed men barricaded themselves inside. hundreds died in bloody street battles this week including the son of the muslim brotherhood spiritual leader. this as the egyptian government considered out laug the brotherhood just a month after it held pow
. it is a folly built on a fantasy that doing this is going to get the approval of the senate and barack obama. it is never going to happen. so you are going to shut down the government for no reason. yesterday mitt romney weighed in on it. >> the former presidential candidate told a group of donors that the plan led by conservatives would hurt national security. that doesn't make it easy for some republican lawmakers like north carolina congressman. >> this is what the tea party wants to know. will you vote with mike lee to defund obama care? yes or no? i want yes or no. no. >> we need to show the american people we stand for conservative values. >> this guy has probably voted to get rid of obama care 20 times. i mean, they take the vote every week. >> 40 times. >> they voted 40 times. so you now have this happening all over america. i said it the other day. i know there are stupid people on the internet and they have to do something. >> they don't like your pants. >> they are wandering the streets, going to get hit by cars or in mama's basement. rather than be in mama's basement writing stup
you, nice it see you guys. happening now in "newsroom." president obama sitting on jay leno's couch for 45 minutes talking about terror, lunch with hillary, the olympics and trayvon martin. >> there are some things that we can do to foster better understanding and to make sure that we don't have laws in place that encourage the kind of violent encounter. >>> plus, an emotional plea and a massive manhunt. a father and a personal message to his kidnapped daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >>> also, help wanted. hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs coming to tennessee. the best business story you will hear all day. >>> plus, this -- >> my father spent three years restoring this car. it is his love. it is his passion. >> it's his fault he didn't lock the garage. >> for sale. the house that made it famous from "ferris bueller's day off" on the market. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning from new york, i'm anna coren sitting in for carol costello. president obama makes a return appearance
. bill: so lots to talk about with kentucky senator rand paul. the fight to defund obama-care. should republicans draw a fluent sand there. plus a possible run for the white house in 2016, rand paul. minutes away on america's newsroom. martha: three teenagers accused of brutally beating 13-year-old on the school bus. watch some of this. >> leave them alone! leave him alone! you know you all going to jail. you all going to jail. martha: at the beginning of it he's just laying on the floor on that school bus. these are the three atearks. they are due in juvenile court. the police say the suspects repeatedly punched and kicked the victim, a lot of which you can see on the video. the boy was trying to crawl up the seat. the bus driver got up and verbally tried to stop them. did not physically intervene. and there is some discussion about that. do these defendants have anything to say in court this morning? >> reporter: all three 15-year-olds arrived here an hour ago and none of them would answer any of my questions. apparently their public defenders have told them don't say anything to th
attacks anyway. i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." the world lead, president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton and others blamed him for the deadly attacks on the compound in benghazi. they were wrong but he went to jail anyway for violating the terms of his parole. the mystery man behind the film "innocence of muslims." and they say their stop & frisk" policy fights crime. but they say the real crime is being black. and the money lead, it looks like the world has found a cure for its blackberry addiction. now you can't give these things away. what happened? >> good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." some movement on the terror case that paralyzed the nation. while dzhokhar tsarnaev is awaiting trial in a prison sell, two of his best friends were in court today, both 19-year-old natives of kazakhstan studying in the united states pleaded not guilty today to charges of obstruction of justice. they were arrested following the bombing after police said they took key evidence from tsarnaev's dorm room following the bombing. susan what can you tell us? >> jake, the hearing
a year after president obama warned syria that using chemical weapons would cross a red line. there are signs that the regime just used chemical weapons again. but the obama administration has not made a decision on whether or not to pull aid. so what is the administration going to do now? and does it even matter anymore? charles krauthammer speaks about the american policy in the middle east. >> the only constant in all of this is obama as a candidate, as a senator, decided we should be out of these wars. we should be out of the middle east. he repeats it over and over again and pretends it is true. and that is the constant, we're not in iraq or syria, we're getting killed in libya. we're not doing anything. all the other actors are in play, the iranians, hezbollah, we are irrelevant. >> so that is one person's point of view. but it is not just democrats who wanted out of the wars or let's get out of the middle east. i mean, isn't this what a lot of people have said they wanted? >> sure, charles is brilliant but wrong. obama has not made us irrelevant in the middle east, he
. america has come a long way in 50 years. and the fact that barack obama is president of the united states means we can finish this journey toward what dr. king dreamed about. >> i can't help but think 50 years lighter all the things that martin luther king talked about are in place, racism, poverty, inequality. to see an african-american president up there in front of the lincoln memorial today. think about barack obama who had just turned 2 a few weeks prior when the speech was made. his mother and probably his grandparents were watching it, living in a segregated country where fire hoses were turned on americans. what a moment today. put the politics aside. to see that man 50 years later standing on the same step where martin luther king stood. >> it is amazing. wla last night he had a reception at the white house. when i waps standing in the east room and they brought in dr. king's sister and i saw the picture of george washington and looked at president obama it brought tears to my eyes. i was only 8 years old when the march happened. they never could have dreamed that the president o
of obama-care is not ready for prime time. bill: a new report raising questions about the irs and lois lerner. >> you don't get to tell your side of the story then not be subjected to cross-examination. that's not the way it works. she waived her right to the amendment privilege by giving an opening statement. the great outdoors, and a great deal. grrrr ahhh let's leave the deals to hotels.com. perfect! yep, and no angry bears. up to 30% off. only at hotels.com. help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. ♪ you're not made of money, so don't overpay for at insurance. geico, you're not made of money, see how much you could save. ♪ now you can give yourself
are in "the situation room." the obama declassified a secret court's opinions which revealed the agency was broadly collecting americans' internet communication here in the united states, and misrepresenting the scope of that effort. cnn justice reporter evan perez has the story, and he joins us with details. it has points inside the united states where it can look at and monitor e-mails and other internet traffic, and what it was doing was beyond doing the collecting of foreign intelligence, is what they're supposed to be doing, trying to prevent terrorism, there were also incidentally, mistakenly they say, collecting domestic information. this is a big no-no. this is not what they're supposed to be doing. the court ruled that not only had they been violaten the law, but misrepresenting what they were supposed to be doing for three years. so the judge is very upset. >> they can't just say, oops, our bad. how do they explain why this was happening? >> well, you know essentially what the nsa had come up with, in their own minds and in their own perhaps far apparently exceeded what they c
it came on the anniversary of president obama saying that, you know, chemical weapons use is a red line that should not be crossed. that seems to be a direct slap in the face to the president, doesn't it? >> well, my guess is the discussions going on now within the administration are not weather to -- whether to respond but how to respond if chemical weapons are used. our response last time was insufficient. i think that encouraged, made the assad regime think it could get away with using them again. our response this time should be clearer and unmistakable if you use chemical weapons you will suffer pain. therefore, don't use them again. the question is not, whether to use force. it's how much force to use so that the force has the intended effect and not, doesn't create unintended consequences. jon: the foreign minister of turkey is one of those who is saying it's time to get tough. he says, we call on the international community in this situation where the red line was crossed long ago to intervene as soon as possible. but the united states and really a lot of other nations haven't s
have to do in the era of obama's disaster, we have to get beyond being anti-obama and we have to reconvince people you can have hope in america, we can have a better future. i will bet you for most of you, if you go home in the next two weeks while your members of congress are home, and you look them in the eye and say what is your positive replacement for obama care, they will have zero answer because we are caught up right now in a culture and you see it every single day, where as long as we're negative and as long as we're vicious and as long as we can tear down our opponent, we don't have to learn anything. and so we don't. this is a very deep problem. >> all right. >> jon meacham, you're raising your hand. >> i am raising my hand. i have a question for the retired gentleman from the first district of florida. >> yes, yes. >> willie, this one is for you. >> willie is actually from the first -- >> i'm joking. willie has never -- >> never had -- >> never took an ambien. he's perfect. >> you got hung out to dry yesterday. >> i did. thank you, willie, for that. >> i've never d
to the promise of america that is reflected in president obama. when we think about that, how significant does that weigh on this presidency that basically barack obama really personifies, comes to life as the dream of mlk? >> good for george w. bush. i thought it was a nice statement. i'm not going to question that. but to say this. at least back in 1939 when marion anderson had to sing here, "my country 'tis of thee" rather than the constitution hall they said the reason because she was black. at least they were honest back then. today in american politics you have donald trump who hangs around with mitt romney talking about the president being an illegal immigrant. you have people talking about nullification of the law of the land. you got people talking impeachment like coburn and ted cruz out there. they never say their problem with obama is that he is black but look at the pattern. the pattern is rejection of his legitimacy at the first point saying he is not really here illegally. the law he has passed the land mark bill pass in 2010. it's an attempt to impeach him on no grounds. at lea
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
" tonight, president obama makes his case for war. >> today we released our unclassified assessment detailing with high confidence that the syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack that killed well over 1,000 people including hundreds of children. this follows the horrific images that shocked us all. >> cnn has obtained new images the aftermath of another alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. and we want to warn you the video is very disturbing. seven people died and dozens were injured in the alleged attack on a school in northern syria. a doctor at a local hospital said, quote, it's like they used chemicals like napalm or something. many of the victims were covered in burns. cnn has not been able to independently confirm what happened there. cnn's senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now with all the latest from there. hi, jim. i know you've been working the story furiously. today the administration released its declassified intelligence assessment, its case for an attack, so what is the president's evidence? >> reporter: well, jessica, i can tell yo
day. >> you, too. >> thanks so much. >>> here is what we've got this hour. president obama weighing a critical decision today, what to do in syria. and a briefing is expected at the united nations today after inspectors gathered evidence to determine if there was a chemical weapons attack. we have reporters in new york, washington, and, of course, around the world. >>> and investigators are digging into a dark path at an old reform school in florida. they're exhuming unmarked graves, and we'll have more on the disturbing story straight ahead. >>> and three weeks after 16-year-old hannah anderson was rescued, she appears to be recovering from her terrible ordeal, but there are still so many questions. we hear from a family member who wants to know why this happened. >>> united nations inspectors have left syria with bags of evidence and stories from witnesses about a deadly chemical weapon attack. as the world waits to hear what they found, the united nations appears to be getting ready -- rather, the united states appears to be getting ready for a strike. u.s. secretary of state joh
providing military support. the same survey found half of all americans believe president obama has not been tough enough in his response to this particular crisis. despite the violence, americans still believe the egyptian military is in the best position to provide the leadership to the troubled state. it's a messy situation. for more, let's go live to cairo. good morning, yousef. >> reporter: more uncertainty after the latest developments starting off with the arrest of the muslim brotherhood, they call him the supreme guide. 70 years old. he was detained in his residential apartment in the early hours of today. security forces were able to arrest him without any resistance and state television branded images and video footage showing his arrest and visibly tts vaut. now the muslim brotherhood has condemned the arrest and it is likely to fuel further protests from their end. keep in mind he was charged in july for inciting violence and we'll have to see how that trial continues to develop. also news of course on the possible release of former president mubarak. he is still pending a retri
homes and trees but there were no reports of injuries. >>> president obama's cancellation of the attendance of the summit is being applauded by the u.s. lawmakers from both parties. in a written statement the white house said we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. the u.s. and russia have been butting heading over russia granting asylum to nsa leaker edward snowden. a meeting between the u.s. and russian defense ministers is still scheduled for tomorrow. >>> this morning there are reports of another suspected u.s. drone strike in yemen. at least six suspected al qaeda members were killed according to local officials. it would be the third day in a row and the sixth such strike in less twan two weeks. yemen's government said yesterday it had foiled al qaeda plots to seize gas missiles. >>> president obama talked about the terrorism threat that forced the u.s. to temporarily shut 19 diplomatic posts during a visit to camp pendleton, california. he talked about the war on afghanistan and sexual assaul
enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama talking for the first time about the significance of the latest threat. we're live in washington. >>> and breaking news. a massive fire shuts down an entire airport. dramatic new video just in from the scene. >>> health scare. george w. bush gets an unexpected surgery. what doctors find wrong with the former president's heart. >>> and full house. 11 boys in 1 family. and now, another newborn. did the family finally get their girl? >>> good wednesday morning. we're getting new details from the commander in chief about the terror threats which led to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, s
>>> more than a dozen diplomatic posts remain closed amid a terror threat, and president obama urges americans traveling abroad to use caution. >> this radical, you know, violent extremism is still out there. >>> george w. bush spends the night in the hospital after doctors perform a procedure to clear a blocked arter er near the former president's heart. >> the damage is done. they need to let my father go. >> the father of a teenager believed to be kidpped begs for her release and sends a message directly to his daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. thank you. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, august 7th, 2013. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alexis christoforous. president obama is speaking out about the terror threat that's forced the closure of more than a dozen diplomats posts. yesterday they were ordered out of yemen and the first criminal charges were filed in last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. jericka duncan has our report.
that. >>> we've heard threats from companies that obama care will cause them to cut benefits and workers hours. now one major company has moved beyond idle threats. u.p.s. says it will not provide health care to 15,000 spouses. why? the company blames obama care for its decision. >>> if you don't believe in miracles we might have a story that might make you believe now. man declared dead for 45 minutes suddenly springs back to life. know this is kind of corny, he's going to join us live, we really mean live, this morning. we'll talk to him about that experience. >> live means a lot more for that man. >>> first let's get to the absolutely amazing and heartpounding 911 call capturing every critical moment of a horrifying school shooting. you're about to hear an amazingly composed bookkeeper trying to calm a 20-year-old man with an ak-47 on tuesday and and go shooting at police. her cool under pressure remarkable. how she finally convinces him to surrender will astound you. martin savidge is live in decatur, georgia, on this. she is amazing. martin? >> reporter: she absolutely i
, investigating an atrocity, president obama orders u.s. intelligence services to gather details about an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. >>> robert bales says he is sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relative
welcome t to al jazeera america. president obama considers cutting aid egypt after weeks oh of bloodshed. billions is on the line. burning up, more than 50 wild fires out of control this wes in states and they are running out of resources. >> in bangladesh, how put americans are putting lives in danger. >> we begin in egypt. the violent and bloody change of government there. the u.s. is rethinking its relationship, powerful mideast allie. president obama met with his security advisors today about possibly cutting the billions of aid to egypt. the same time the white house is condemning accusations by turkey's prime minister that israel had a hand in the overthrow of president morsi. we are watching developments in washington but first this report from jane ferguson. >> reporter: anti-military retestprotests in egypt has cha. they replace the demonstrations. here, around a thousand people gathered around the migathered . >> translator: i'm here to say no with an open chest. i know there are murders from the army and thugs with the police at any moment but i am standing here s
not president obama himself to fly on this aircraft. >>> it may be a quiet week on the hill, but president obama was far from silent about a slew of topics during a news conference friday. although his assertion that edward snowden was not a patriot for leaking details about top secret u.s. surveillance programs was brushed aside today by snowden's father. listen. >> in terms of him characterizing my son like a patriot or peter king who call him a traitor, what i would say is my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their american lives. so how they choose to characterize him really doesn't carry weight with me. >> joining me now to break it down, cnn commentator elsie granderson. and then later on amy holmes will join us. ahead of this, the president unveiled new measures for government surveillance. how does he sell this in the wake of edward snowden? >> i don't really think he can. this is a pr nightmare for the obama administration right now. all the things he's talking about, all the things he's shared soun
obama is on vacation. any response from the administration, wendell? >> reporter: well, jon, the nsa says these are mistakes and while the number of them may seem large it is really a small percentage of the phone calls and emails the agency tracks. the information was contained in a 2012 audit as allison said, edward snowden leaked to "the washington post." when nsa make as mistake carrying out the foreign intelligence commission they report it earn certainly to federal overseers and aggressively gets to the bottom of it. the audit says the nsa decided not to tell the oversight staff about some data collection. that cast doubts that the president's assertion that the agency's vast abilities are not being misused. >> what you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and, you know, listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's emails. what you're hearing about is the prospect of that these could be abused. >> reporter: now one of those mistakes involved tracking phone calls from washington, d.c. when an analyst mistakenly put in
. >> meanwhile the "san francisco chronicle" reports many people uninformed about obama care are falling prey to scams. the scams can take the form of e-mails or phone calls from people pretending to be representatives of the federal government and even solicitors going door to door trying to sign people up for fake medical cards or seeking personal information. what do you think about what's going to happen this fall? >> oh. it's hard to predict. obviously with respect to the budget showdown i don't think the president is going to budge. i don't see why he will or would because this his signature legislation. if they're saying delay the thing for a year i doubt that he would do that. but, you know, the weekly radio address was very interesting in part because we're at this point right now where there is a, you know, sabotaging going on of the plan or an attempt. the biggest move is to get people to burn their obama care cards as if they exist but encourage young people not to sign up, avoid the exchanges as a way to make sure the overall bill is sabotaged. this is a very critical juncture an
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